Defensive End Jason Pierre-Paul
December 22, 2017
Q: What kind of leadership do you think it shows that yourself, Snacks (Damon Harrison) and (Landon) Collins are fighting through all of these injuries?
A: At this point in the season, probably everybody hurts right now. You just got to fight through it and motivate yourself to keep on going. Let other players see that youíre going and hopefully they will rally around you and keep on rallying around the ball.
Q: Are you planning on playing on Sunday?
A: Iím always planning to play, man. Iím ready to go. Iím getting on the plane tomorrow and weíre going to Arizona and Iím ready to run around.
Q: Are you having new problems with your hand?
A: Nah, I fractured my finger. I basically broke it.
Q: You broke it?
A: Basically. Thatís what I just said, yeah.
Q: Which finger?
A: Iím not worried about that. Any more questions about the game?
Q: Compared to what youíve been through, I guess thatís kind of minor.
A: Yeah, itís very minor. You know that.
Q: Did it happen during the Raiders game?
A: Who did we play last week?
A: Philly? Yeah. Ainít no sympathy over here, man. Iím going out to play a game and Iím going 110 percent, so they better be ready. So thatís basically it.
Q: Does the experience that you have with the club make it more comfortable for you?
A: Not at all. Itís not going to affect my play, man, at all.
Q: Does having experience playing with it make you more comfortable?
A: With it or without it, Iím going to be the same person. So Iím not even worried about anything. I can protect myself. Like I said, I will be out there running this week and Iím very excited to play a football game.
Q: Why is it so important for you to be out there with two games to go and nothing to play for?
A: Because at the end of the day, we started this year with the goal of going to the Super Bowl, but obviously thatís not going to happen. But at the end of the day, we got to be pros. We come to work to work. Every guy is probably injured in some way, somehow. We just got to be out there and play the game like we know how to play the game and rally around and have some fun. Itís all about fun and having fun, man. If youíre not having fun doing it, then there is no reason you should be in. So like I said, Iím ready to run around and have fun and go get some tackles and try to get a couple more sacks.
Q: Would your hand benefit with some rest?
A: Nah. Itís going to take a couple of weeks, but like I said man, there is no sympathy for me, man. I donít care. Iím out there, I got a job to do and Iím going to do it.